Honeycomb Image/Archive Cladding
Eva la Cour & Tinne Zenner, 2019
16mm double projection: 13min 25sec, loop + 10min 30sec, loop.
Digital projection: 10min 30sec, loop. (Filming of Kulbrudet, Marmorbrudet.mov (Jette Bang, 1938) at The National Museum of Denmark’s Archive, HD video).
Honeycomb is the name of a technique used in facade restoration of marble. In Denmark several buildings worthy of preservation is covered with marble from Greenland, extracted during the inter-war period (1930s). Among other buildings is Overformynderiet (The Public Trustee’s Office) in Copenhagen.
In the work Honeycomb Image/Archive Cladding, visual artists Eva la Cour and Tinne Zenner juxtapose their own film recordings of the renovation of Overformynderiet in Copenhagen (2019) with Jette Bang’s film recordings from the marble mine in Maarmorilik (1938). In the relation between Greenland and Denmark, the work explores different layers of images, facades and labour.
Installation view: Greenland National Museum / Nuuk Nordic, 2019